List of Drum Corps International World Championship finalists

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The following is a comprehensive list of all drum corps that have appeared in Drum Corps International World Championship Finals, current as of the completion of the 2016 Finals.
Active World Class corps in boldface. Shaded background indicates current top 12 finalist corps.[1]

Corps Name[2] Number of Finals Appearances Year of First Appearance Year of Most Recent Appearance All Years of Finals Appearances
Santa Clara Vanguard 45 1972 2016 1972–2016
The Cavaliers 43 1972 2016 1972, 1974–77, 1979–2016
Blue Devils 43 1974 2016 1974–2016
Phantom Regiment 43 1974 2016 1974–2016
Madison Scouts 40 1973 2015 1973–2001, 2003–06, 2008, 2010-2015
The Cadets 39 1975 2016 1975, 1977, 1980–2016
Bluecoats 29 1987 2016 1987-98, 2000–2016
Crossmen 26 1977 2016 1977-78, 1980–82, 1984, 1989–2004, 2012, 2014-16
Blue Knights 22 1991 2016 1991-94, 1996–2000, 2004–16
Carolina Crown 21 1995 2016 1995–2001, 2003–16
Spirit of Atlanta 20 1978 2013 1978-88, 1990, 2002–03, 2005–07, 2011–13
Boston Crusaders 18 1999 2016 1999–2016
Blue Stars 16 1972 2016 1972-79, 2008–11, 2013-16
Glassmen 16 1993 2010 1993-95, 1997–2002, 2004–10
27th Lancers 12 1972 1984 1972-73, 1975–84
Bridgemen 10 1972 1983 1972-73, 1976–83
Freelancers 10 1976 1992 1976-77, 1981–85, 1989, 1991–92
Troopers 9 1972 2009 1972-75, 1979, 1981, 1985–86, 2009
Star of Indiana 9 1985 1993 1985-93
Velvet Knights 8 1984 1992 1984-90, 1992
Colts 8 1993 2007 1993-96, 1998–99, 2001, 2007
Suncoast Sound 7 1983 1989 1983-89
Kilties 6 1972 1978 1972-75,1977–78
Sky Ryders 6 1982 1991 1982-83, 1986–88, 1991
The Magic 6 1994 2003 1994–1997, 2002–03
Guardsmen 4 1976 1980 1976, 1978–80
Anaheim Kingsmen 3 1972 1974 1972-74
Muchachos 3 1972 1974 1972-74
North Star 3 1978 1980 1978-80
Argonne Rebels 2 1972 1973 1972-73
Oakland Crusaders 2 1975 1976 1975-76
Seneca Optimists 2 1976 1977 1976-77
Bleu Raeders 1 1972 1972 1972
Des Plaines Vanguard 1 1972 1972 1972
Black Knights 1 1973 1973 1973
Stockton Commodores 1 1973 1973 1973
De La Salle Oaklands 1 1974 1974 1974
Purple Lancers 1 1974 1974 1974
Royal Crusaders 1 1975 1975 1975
Dutch Boy 1 1990 1990 1990
Seattle Cascades 1 2002 2002 2002
The Academy 1 2016 2016 2016

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "corpsreps.com". Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Drum and bugle corps". Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

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